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DCW chief writes to I&B minister on suggestive body spray ads, issues notice to Delhi Police

June 04, 2022 6:33 pm

Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal has sought registration of an FIR and removal of the content from mass media. The Delhi Police has been asked to provide an action taken report by June 9.

Delhi: DCW issues notice to MCD commissioner over ‘unsafe’ conditions in four schools

May 23, 2022 1:08 pm

The Delhi Commission for Women flagged 15 issues it came across in MCD schools in Aruna Nagar, Kewal Park, Mustafabad and Bhati Mines. It also directed the police to file an FIR after finding “blatant misuse of the (Kewal Park) school’s grounds for anti-social activities”.

Post backlash, SBI pulls back circular on norms for hiring of pregnant women

January 30, 2022 12:25 am

🔴 In the notice, the panel sought a copy of the new guidelines as well as a copy of the similar rules operational before this. It has also sought an action taken report in the matter.

DCW notice to police on condition of sex workers

April 03, 2020 3:08 am

DCW chairperson Swati Maliwal said, “The women at GB Road live in small dingy cells lacking basic hygiene... The coronavirus epidemic has taken a terrible shape... We have issued a notice to police on what steps they are taking so the women and children don’t face difficulties.”

Manish Sisodia directs DCW to conduct social audit of shelter homes in Delhi

December 06, 2018 9:56 pm

The Commission has engaged an external expert agency, 'Koshish', which is a field action project of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai to conduct the exercise.

Delhi: DCW notice on ‘delay’ in CCTVs riles Home dept

October 31, 2018 1:14 am

The notice, signed by DCW chief Swati Maliwal, was sent on October 23. The commission has initiated a probe into the delay, despite the Delhi Cabinet’s approval to the project a month ago.

Delhi Commission for Women launches separate email id to report cases of sexual harassment under #MeToo

October 14, 2018 4:16 pm

Giving the example of Union minister M J Akbar against whom several women have come out, the DCW claimed, "He never had to pay for his actions and all the women and girls he preyed upon still await justice."

DCW writes to UGC, seeks information on Rohini ashram head Virender Dixit's institute

January 06, 2018 7:04 pm

Swati Maliwal also said strict action should be taken against the management of the institute for wrongly claiming it to be a university.

Ashram raid: DCW rescues two minors

December 27, 2017 3:22 am

Two of them were identified as minors and rescued. They will be sent to the same place the 46 other girls are kept.

DCW finds minor chained to tree, rescues two from begging

November 23, 2017 11:45 pm

Following the rescue of the minor girls, chairperson Swati Maliwal identified their parents who lived on a pavement near the Anand Vihar Metro Station.


Delhi Police committed to women safety: Bassi

February 08, 2016 9:27 am

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Commenting on the summon issued by Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) for not sharing the data regarding crimes against women in Delhi, Commissioner B.S. Bassi on Monday said that city's police force is committed towards safety of women, adding that exchange of documents among two government organisations is a dignified process. Bassi is due to appear before the DCW at 4pm today for producing the required records and explaining the "unreasonable" delay in the sharing of data. The DCW has informed the Delhi Police that it is conducting a detailed study on women's safety in the national capital for which it needs the information to make appropriate recommendations to the AAP Government.

Shani Shignapur Temple row: 'Bolt' on democracy, say women commission members

January 26, 2016 5:48 pm

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Former member of National Commission for Women (NCW) Shamina Shafiq on Tuesday voiced her concerns regarding the age-old practice of discriminating women and barring them from entering the Shani Shignapur temple. She said it was a blot on the democracy. She added that patriarchy was another main reason because of which such practices still existed. Echoing similar sentiments, Delhi Commission for Women's former chief Barkha Shukla said there was absolutely no reason for barring women from the temple. Such practices are man-made and it should be changed over the period of time.

Women activists welcome SC order on chemical castration

January 11, 2016 3:11 pm

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Lawyer Abha Singh on Monday said that chemical castration should be implemented against serial child rapists. Delhi Commission for Women chief Swati Maliwal said the Supreme Courts' petition is welcomed as the crime rate against children is increasing every day. Congress leader Shobha Oza called for strict punishment against the pedophiles. The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the Parliament to discuss a petition filed by lawyer Mahalaxmi Pavani against offenders, who commit heinous crimes against infants.